> -----Original Message-----
> From: dave [mailto:dave at rodrig dot com]
> Not quite...
> I seem to remember that it represents the average *number* of processes
> in the kernel's wait queue over the last 1, 5, and 15 mins.
> (As opposed to a percentage.)
> I'm not a developer, correct me if the terminology is off (or if I'm
> just plain wrong :).....
That is my understanding too - BUT what I'd like to know is how that relates
to performance and usability... like when does a webserver start showing lag
or a vpn start dropping connections?
I expect there are no hard and fast rules, but is there a real use to these
numbers other than a realative indication of my system load?